On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 17:44, Mike McGrath <mmcgrath(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On Thu, 26 Aug 2010, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> So I was asked to look at compression on log servers and to see if
> changing to xz would save us some space. My test is not comprehensive
> but showed what might happen.
> Basic summary. XZ may save us up to 2% over what we are currently
> saving but its real advantage is in speed of uncompressing files over
> bzip2. [compression may be faster for some files also.]
It does take a while to grep through the bzipped logs. if you want to
re-compress them all i say have at it.
Ok I will look at it after I get the hardware call in tomorrow.
Stephen J Smoogen.
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